Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Ecological Services

Division of Environmental Quality
Important Links

Agencies and Organizations:
  • Nevada Divison of Environmental Protection (external link)
  • California Department of Environmental Protection (external link)
    Contaminants information:
  • Environmental Health Information Service's (external link)
  • Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia (external link) by the National Park Service
  • National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) (external link)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (external link) (ATSDR) Tox-FAQs
      ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances and includes toxicological profiles, frequently asked questions about exposure, information about hazardous waste sites, human health effects and provides public health statements.
    Hazardous Materials Releases or Spills Information
  • Toxic Release Inventory (external link) shows localities and amounts of toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment (EPA)
  • Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility - Environmental Control (external link)
      Inspects and performs wastewater sampling of industrial/commercial users in Sparks, Sun Valley and some outlying areas of Washoe County to ensure wastew discharge limitations.
  • USGS Mine Drainage Interest Group (external link)
    Toxic effects on fish and wildlife:
  • ECOTOX (external link) single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife (EPA)
  • Cal/Ecotox (external link): compilation of exposure factors (i.e., ecological and physiological data) and toxicity data for a number of California mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles
  • Contaminant Exposure and Effects (external link) --Terrestrial Vertebrates Database (USGS)
  • Organophosphate Pesticides and risk assessments (EPA) (external link)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Data Program (PDP) (external link)
    The Pesticide Data Program (PDP) is a national pesticide residue database program. Through cooperation with State agriculture departments and other Federal agencies, PDP manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children.
  • The EXTension TOXicology NETwork (EXTOXNET) (external link)
    This is an effort of University of California, Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. Various types of pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information are available and include: discussions of toxicological issues of concern (TICs); toxicology newsletters; other resources for toxicology information; toxicology fact sheets; Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs); and Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs).
    Water Quality Data and Information:
  • California Water Resources (USGS) (external link)
  • U.S.G.S. National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) (external link)
    In Nevada, USGS scientists with the NAWQA program have been collecting and analyzing data and information in more than 50 major river basins and aquifers across the Nation. The goal is to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, ground water, and aquatic ecosystems to support sound management and policy decisions.
  • U.S.G.S. Water Quality Data for Nevada (external link)
    The USGS collects and analyzes chemical, physical, and biological properties of water, sediment and tissue samples from across the Nation. Retrieve water-quality data from field and/or laboratory analysis of water, biological tissue, stream sediments, and other environmental samples in Nevada at this site.
  • Nevada Division of Environmental Protection- Bureau of Water Quality Planning- Water Quality Monitoring Branch Data (external link)
    The monitoring branch is responsible for the State's water quality monitoring program, a program which involves water quality surveys and the routine monitoring of over 100 sites. This branch maintains and updates water quality data for the national water quality data base (STORET) and is responsible for preparation of Nevada's Water Quality Assessment Report which is required under Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) (external link)
    TMWRF currently maintains 10 continuous monitoring stations within the Truckee water system that is available for viewing and downloading.
    Hormonally Active Agents (Endocrine Disrupters):
  • Environmental Estrogens & Other Hormones (external link)
    An educational service and an interactive forum. The site includes basic scientific/biological information about the endocrine system, definitions, modes of action, current news and research updates and links to various resources.
    Last updated: January 19, 2017